Preservation of North Dakota prairie a concern
New corn hybrids and soybean varieties adapted to growing all the way to the Canadian border plus the economics of grain production has North Dakota prairie grassland being converted to row crops.
This conversion has a lot of people concerned, especially wildlife advocates such as representatives of organizations like Ducks Unlimited. These people would like to see restrictions on converting grasslands and draining wetlands in the upcoming farm bill instead of allowing farmers to do as they please.
The Washington Post ran an article “Conservationists push to preserve North Dakota prairie, wetlands through farm policy.”
Read the full newspaper article by clicking here.
- US soy exports to China could drop with crush-margins at 2-yr low
- Corn to see record production for 2014-15
- Maximizing buyer power in volatile markets
- Insight into drought tolerance of TAM wheat varieties
- Ag markets turned mostly lower Tuesday morning
- GMO safety, weed control top concerns as U.S. study kicks off
- U.S. GMO labeling foes triple spending in first half of this year
- Activists fighting Golden Rice even more in 2014
- Source shows half of GMO research is independent
- White House issues veto threat on bill to block WOTUS rule
- Stoller soybean research produces 214 bushels per acre
- Ag markets turned generally mixed Monday morning